GENRE IS DEAD! Premiere: Watch Greg Laswell show off his art skills in new ‘Next Time’ Video

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Laswell released his eighth studio album, Next Time, in September. Now, he’s teamed up with GENRE IS DEAD! to bring you his new music video “Next Time.” The video was handmade by Laswell himself using SketchBook on his iPhone. The clip features Laswell creating tree-filled landscapes and starry nights all on his iPhone.

Talking about the inspiration behind the song, Laswell says “I grew up hearing the saying, ‘If someone shows you who they are, believe them.’ It’s pretty simple and straightforward advice; the trick has been actually following it. To me, the little drawing I did for the video ensures that no matter how you color the sky and the surroundings of a dead tree, it’s still a dead tree.”

Check out the video below. “Next Time” follows the previously released single “Royal Empress.”

Laswell’s new album, Next Time, is out now. Noted as one of the most difficult albums he’s made in terms of writing and production, the album finds the singer taking a deep, honest look at himself with a lot of the lyrical content coming from personal experiences. “I feel more in control than I did on my last record,” he said in a press release. “Life is the most difficult it has ever been circumstantially, but I’m also kind of okay, even if just for moments, which is all life is anyway. My hope is that’s what came across with these songs.”

In support of the new album, Laswell will be heading out on tour next year. Shows kick off January 4 in Austin, Texas and will conclude January 22 in Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets are on sale now. See all the tour dates below.

Grab a copy of the album here and make sure to follow Laswell on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

Greg Laswell 2019 Dates:

01/04/19 – Austin, TX – 3TEN ACL Live
01/05/19 – Dallas, TX – Sons of Hermann Hall
01/06/19 – Houston, TX – Dosey Doe
01/09/19 – St. Louis, MO – The Old Rock House
01/10/19 – Indianapolis, IN – White Rabbit Cabaret
01/11/19 – Evanston, IL – SPACE
01/12/19 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo
01/13/19 – Columbus, OH – Natalie’s
01/15/19 – Columbus, OH – Natalie’s
01/17/19 – Cleveland, OH – Music Box Supper Club
01/19/19 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater – The Other Side
01/20/19 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic
01/22/19 – Nashville, TN – City Winery

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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